November 25, 2020

What Mets told Carlos Beltran regarding sign-stealing scandal (New York Post)



The Mets are playing by MLB’s investigative rules and they have told their center of the storm, new manager Carlos Beltran, just that.

General manager Brodie Van Wagenen has told Beltran the Mets will let MLB handle the electronic sign-stealing scandal involving the 2017 Astros and Beltran, industry sources told The Post on Friday.

On Thursday in Scottsdale, Ariz., at the GM meetings, Van Wagenen told reporters: “Anything that happened, happened with another organization, with Houston. … I have no idea if anything did or did not [occur], but at this point, I don’t see any reason why this is a Mets situation.”

Van Wagenen and the Mets, according to those sources, wanted to make it clear to Beltran that MLB’s investigation must be completed before the Mets can do anything or react in any way. MLB is driving the investigative process and that is why Van Wagenen said what he said on Thursday.

The Mets simply know they cannot get in the middle of all this at this point. They do know this could become a serious situation that impacts the Mets if MLB decides on certain penalties, but they have to stand clear. Right now, this is in baseball’s hands, but it could…

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